IRON MAIDEN — Somewhere In Time (review)

IRON MAIDEN — Somewhere In Time album cover Album · 1986 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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Having released a string of five quality heavy metal albums between 1980 - 1984, as well as the well regarded live album/video Live After Death in 1985, on their sixth studio album Iron Maiden began to experiment, adding guitar synths to their established sound.

Though singer Bruce Dickinson seems to have been having a creative dry spell at the time, with no writing credits on the album (his submissions for this one were apparently rejected by the band), guitarist Adrian Smith's work really shines with the singles Wasted Years and Stranger in a Strange Land. My personal favourite here though is the opener Caught Somewhere in Time though Alexander the Great deserves a mention too. I have to admit though that Somewhere in Time is one of those albums that took me some time to really appreciate. It's grown on me a lot over the years but I still consider it slightly inferior to the albums released either side of it, which for me constitute two of Iron Maiden's finest releases. The song Heaven Can Wait is one I still struggle a bit with, which some fans may find odd, as it's generally considered one of the most popular from the album. Overall though Somewhere in Time is another excellent Iron Maiden from their classic era.

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